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Fender 1952 Telecaster Vintage Series Butterscotch, 1982

Fender 1952 Telecaster Vintage Series Butterscotch, 1982

Here’s an interesting Fender 1952 Telecaster Vintage Reissue from the original 1982 Vintage Series built in Fullerton, California while CBS still owned the company. The Fender 1952 Telecaster Vintage Reissue body is lightweight Ash paired with a one-piece Maple neck having the Walnut insert for the truss rod cavity. The ‘Butterscotch’ finish is very much like the original 1952 models, and is nitrocellulose lacquer.

Vintage
Price: $3,999.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Fender Vintage Custom 1951 Precision Bass Relic NoCaster Blonde, 2019

⚌Reduced‼  Fender Vintage Custom 1951 Precision Bass Relic NoCaster Blonde, 2019

For most players, the Fender Vintage Custom 1951 Precision Bass is about as close to an actual original instrument as one can get. This example, dated to early 2019 was refinished, aged and set up by Mike Palermo at Palermo Guitars in mid 2021. It now looks like a well-used 1951 model.

Used
Price: $4,600.00 CAD $4,850.00 CAD
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Fender Precision Bass Sunburst over White, 1969

Fender Precision Bass Sunburst over White, 1969

This Fender Precision Bass illustrates an interesting aspect of Fender production with a Sunburst over Olympic White finish. It is in very good playing condition, with light fret and fingerboard wear suggesting flat-wound strings. Visually, this is a real-life ‘relic’.

Vintage
Price: $9,500.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ EB Music Man StingRay5 HH Vintage Burst, 2007

⚌Reduced‼ EB Music Man StingRay5 HH Vintage Burst, 2007

The EB Music Man StingRay5 HH was the five-string, two pickup version introduced in 2005 as an extension of the classic StingRay bass, itself first appearing in 1976. These solid, well built and versatile 5-string basses became very popular and have been relied on by professional basses.

Used
Price: $2,000.00 CAD $2,500.00 CAD
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Fender Precision Bass Natural, 1979

Fender Precision Bass Natural, 1979

Introduced in 1951 and still in production with relatively minor changes, the Fender Precision Bass is an example of a designer getting almost everything right. Immediately, it almost completely displacing the upright bass it was intended to challenge, and it has become one of the most-used and most-recorded instruments in history.

Vintage
Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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Fender Telecaster Bass Blonde, 1972

Fender Telecaster Bass Blonde, 1972

The Fender Telecaster Bass launched in the surprisingly late year of 1968, though its appearance is very much like the original, revolutionary 1951 Precision Bass. From a modern perspective, there isn’t a lot to the Fender Telecaster Bass.

Vintage
Price: $5,450.00 CAD
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